Older Care Home Residents and Sexuality/Intimacy.

Conference: Older Care Home Residents and Sexuality/Intimacy.

The Older People’s Understandings of Sexuality (OPuS) research group, (Manchester and Bradford Universities), is organizing a FREE half-day conference on older care home residents and sexuality/intimacy. The event will take place 2pm – 5pm, Monday 14 July 2014, conference room G.036B, Jean Macfarlane building, University of Manchester. Lunch will be available from 1pm. The room will be laid out cabaret style to encourage participation and discussion.  But don’t expect any Liza Minnelli-style high-kicking – no budget (or talent) for that.

The event will share results of consultative research by interviews with residents and focus groups with care home staff (in the Northwest and West Yorkshire).  It will focus on the significance of doing any such research, how it should be done and good practice in consulting on a sensitive issue with a seldom heard group of people.  We will also consult with conference participants on how to carry our ideas forward in any future national research on older people and intimacy/sexuality. The event will involve speakers from the research group and care homes. It is open to ANYONE but should interest academics, residents, relatives, care home staff and private providers, nursing and social work practitioners, and statutory and voluntary sector organizations and staff.

To enquire/book a FREE place, contact Dr Paul Simpson, University of Manchester 0161 306 6881 or e-mail: paul.simpson-2@manchester.ac.uk. N.B. there is a limit of 50 places – first-come-first-served. The deadline for registration is 1 July 2014.

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